5 Easy Energy Efficient Home Upgrades

We do not always realize just how inefficient our homes can be related to energy. The home, as it currently stands, wastes far more energy than you think. We get energy bills every single month, seeing them creep up year over year. Have you ever thought about ways that you can start to drive down those bills, rather than seeing them continue to increase? That is the goal of our Jacksonville energy audit professionals. We want to help shed light on easy energy efficient home upgrades that can make a difference.

Replace an Aging HVAC

Do you have a heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system that is beyond aging? Have you had it for 20-years or more? You may want to start thinking about replacing it as it is likely draining on your home’s energy efficiency. An older unit is going to use much more energy than the newer units out there. It may cost you to have it replaced, but it will save you monthly for far longer.

Insulation Gains

When was the last time that you have your insulation inspected? One of the significant areas where our Jacksonville energy audit professionals see areas of opportunity is with the insulation. We see homes with little to no insulation, or some that are so old that it just wastes the work the HVAC system is putting in. Has that insulation replaced for some energy efficiency gains?

Smart Thermostats

A simple one is to change out the thermostat that you have with one that has smart technology. Being able to program the thermostat, control it from away while you are on your smartphone, is invaluable. Why let the thermostat be set at one temperature while you are at work all day? Control it so that you can give the system and your energy bill a break while you are away!


Do not forget about maintenance for your HVAC system. When you have your central air conditioning system go through a tune-up annually, it can lead to efficiency gains. Only cleaning the air ducts, changing the filter, and making sure that the components are transparent and operating efficiency will be helpful steps to take on.

Sealing Leaks

Sealing up leaks around the home can also be a valuable and elementary step to take. DO you get a lot of drafts that come in through your windows? A little caulking can assist with this so that those leaks can be prevented. These drafts can be detrimental to your home’s energy efficiency.

You have the power in your control to change the home. You can make it more energy efficient with less of an investment than you think! Take charge now and work with our Jacksonville energy audit professionals. Allow us to come into the home, help point out areas of opportunity. Use that new knowledge to make some gains and begin to reduce those energy bills!

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Stacy Russell
Stacy Russell
15:10 02 Jun 20
I will be recommending J&W to my friends and family. They were very professional and on time. Did a very well job in... a quality manner. Dustin, Mark, and Robert. Worked very well together and was in and out with no cleanup for me to do. Thanks so much for getting my home back to a cool environment.read more
Phillip Wallace
Phillip Wallace
13:46 27 May 20
Just had an entirely new, full HVAC install done at our old house in Riverside, which was a fairly big job. Brian and... Will did the installation, and were awesome. There was going to be issues leveling the air handler in the attic, so they moved it to a new spot and hung it instead, getting new parts/changing the plan on the fly. We're much happier with this new setup and location of the air handler. I really appreciated this, their professionalism/thoroughness, and flexibility. Brian and Will worked super-hard, and double-checked everything once the job was done. Would use this company again.read more
Louis Kincheloe
Louis Kincheloe
21:18 01 May 20
Two installers here early this morning. Worked all day. Very professional, extremely well mannered and quick to answer... all my questions. They are Dustin and Robert. Both men went above just installing my new unit, they were personable and knowledgeable in what they were doing. I was surprised when I found out these two hadn't been working that long together. They worked extremely well together. I highly recommend this two men.read more
Shirley Davis-So Brooks
Shirley Davis-So Brooks
18:10 01 Jun 18
Very pleased with installation of York A/C Heating unit. Jason Bottoms and Jason Flatearth were professional, ... arrived on time and completed the job in a timely manner. The unit looks great. They upgraded and repaired everything that needed it. Great Job.read more
James Ponciano
James Ponciano
22:46 03 May 18
A snake crawled into my outdoor condenser and stopped my 16 year old Trane last week on Thursday. The power surge took... out my blower unit circuit board and the motor. I called J&W and Rob was over within two hours of my call. I was spec'd a new York 17 seer system and it was up and running on Monday. Technicians Jason and Brian arrived promptly and every facet of the installation was thorough. When completed, I would not of even known they were there except they left my garage cleaner! Thanks J&W!read more
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